Feb 27, 2020 Weekly Update

Metro DC DSA's
Washington Socialist newsletter for February 2020

GOTV OR GO HOME <<<>>>DSA 4 BERNIE UPDATE

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Feb 22: Huntington Canvass

-------Accomplished-----------

Over 100 canvassers met up. We officially blew past our updated goal of knocking 15,000 doors in Virginia! Last Saturday alone we touched nearly 5,800 voters. Close to 20 bi-lingual, Spanish-speakers. Pic of the crowd HERE. One spectacular human drove up in a Bernie Mobile y’all.

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Feb 25: South Carolina Debate Watch Party

-------Accomplished-----------

Once again DSA Bernie supporters descended on Penn Social(ist), in Penn Quarter to cheer on Bernie Sanders during the final debate before Super Tuesday. Nearly 70 comrades saw Bernie ably articulate to Democratic voters in South Carolina, and around the country, why he is the only candidate that will dominate the Millionaires and Billionaires and finally win the class war in the U.S. for working people. Pic of the troops still watching even at the tail end of the debate HERE.

---------Upcoming Revolutionary Activities------------

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Feb 29th: Rally in Northern Virginia with Rep. Ilhan Omar and Bernie Sanders
***Notice: The rally moved from Leesburg to Springfield to find a larger venue.***

The St. James Sports, Wellness, and Entertainment Complex
6805 Industrial Rd
Springfield, VA 22151

Doors open at 2:30 p.m. and the event starts at 4:00 p.m.

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2/-23- 3/3: Get Out The Vote in VA for Super Tuesday!
As of 2/17, our plans for GOTV have changed slightly. First and most importantly: we’re encouraging folks to plug in where they can with the Bernie campaign’s Get Out the Vote efforts on 2/29! If you haven’t already joined a DSA-organized carpool to an official Bernie canvass, see the links below to find canvasses.

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Feb 29: DSA 4 Bernie GOTV Happy Hour in Clarendon
After a day of door knocking to get out the vote, join us at Courthaus Social at 5pm to celebrate all our hard work. Whether you canvassed, phonebanked, texted, flyered--you are part of the movement, and you deserve to celebrate!
2300 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA

RSVP if you can: https://www.meetup.com/mdcdsa/events/268908991/

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Mar 3: DSA 4 Bernie Super Tuesday Watch Party at Penn Social in DC
SUPER TUESDAY IS HERE. Everyone has put in so much work in preparation for this day--we’ve knocked doors every weekend in Virginia, we’ve phonebanked, donated, talked to our neighbors. And on March 3rd, we are going to celebrate our hard work by watching Senator Bernie Sanders sweep the nation.

Join DSA for Bernie for a Super Tuesday Watch Party at Penn Social on Tuesday, March 3 at 7:30 pm. Come to hang out with your comrades, celebrate a job well done, and learn how you can get more involved. The work isn’t over--we are moving swiftly back to Maryland in March and onward to the general election!

RSVP if you can: https://www.meetup.com/mdcdsa/events/268909057/

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2/23 - 3/3: Beyond Doorknocking:
We're working to spread our canvassing efforts beyond door knocking - including metro canvassing and canvassing in other high-traffic locations. This is a great way to get involved if you haven’t been able to canvass with us on the weekends! If you’re interested, please let us know here: https://forms.gle/kKfw9jmmyCgGrddm8

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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ (we need it)
Finally, we need funds for Maryland! We’re rolling on through to Maryland after we win Virginia and will need money for more literature to hand out at doors. Please donate to the cause: bit.ly/dcdsa4bernie

GET YOURSELF TO AT LEAST THREE OF THESE CANVASSES:

Friday 2/28

Playground Outside Barnes and Noble 2800 Clarendon Blvd Suite 500 Arlington, VA 22201 12:30 PM

Bon Air Park Rose Garden 850 N Lexington St Arlington, VA 22205 1 PM

Peep's House 2404 Rosedown Dr Reston, VA 20191 3 PM or 6 PM

Summers Restaurant 1520 N Courthouse Rd Arlington, VA 22201 4 PM or 6 PM

Peep's House 2404 Rosedown Dr Reston, VA 20191 5 PM

4064 Fountainside Ln Fairfax, VA 22030 5:30 PM

Braddock District Supervisor's Office 9002 Burke Lake Rd Burke, VA 22015 6 PM

Saturday 2/29

Bernie Alexandria Office 1314 King St Alexandria, VA 22314 9 AM, 12 AM, 3 PM, or 6 PM Official Campaign Event

Summers Restaurant 1520 N Courthouse Rd Arlington, VA 22201 9 AM, 12 PM, 3 PM, or 6 PM

Chappy's house 2021 Griffith Rd Falls Church, VA 22043 9 AM

Barcroft Community Center 4200 S Four Mile Run Dr Arlington, VA 22206 9 AM

Glen & Jenny's House 5255 Colonel Johnson Ln Alexandria, VA 22304 9 AM, 12 PM, or 3 PM

3132 Holloway Rd Falls Church, VA 22042 10 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM, or 4 PM

Bernie Field Office 1314 King St Alexandria, VA 22314 10 AM Two-packet Canvass

7428 Convair Dr Alexandria, VA 22306 10 AM

George Mason University 4400 University DrFairfax, VA 22030 10:30 AM

11631 N Shore Dr Apt. 2 Reston, VA 20190 11 AM

A Supporter's House 2404 Rosedown Dr Reston, VA 20191 11 AM

Panera Bread (not affiliated with the campaign) 43670 Greenway Corporate Dr Ashburn, VA 20147 11 AM

Kung Fu Tea 6757 Wilson Blvd Unit 10/11 Falls Church, VA 22044 2 PM or 5 PM

7428 Convair Dr Alexandria, VA 22306 2 PM

Sunday 3/1

Bernie Alexandria Office 1314 King St Alexandria, VA 22314 9 AM, 12 AM, 3 PM, or 6 PM Official Campaign Event

Summers Restaurant 1520 N Courthouse Rd Arlington, VA 22201 9 AM, 12 PM, 3 PM, or 6 PM

Benjamin Banneker Park 6620 N 18th St Arlington, VA 22205 9 AM

Chappy's house 2021 Griffith Rd Falls Church, VA 22043 9 AM, 12 PM, or 3 PM

Glen & Jenny's House 5255 Colonel Johnson Ln Alexandria, VA 22304 9 AM, 12 PM, or 3 PM

2404 Rosedown Dr Reston, VA 20191 9 AM

Aurora Hills Branch Library 735 18th St S Arlington, VA 22202 10 AM or 1 PM

7428 Convair Dr Alexandria, VA 22306 10 AM

4064 Fountainside Ln Fairfax, VA 22030 10:30 AM

Andy's House 3924 Vermont Ave Alexandria, VA 22304 11 AM, 2 PM, or 5 PM

Peep's House 2404 Rosedown Dr Reston, VA 20191 11 AM

4121 Mt Vernon Ave Alexandria, VA 22305 11:30 AM Spanish-language

700 N West St Alexandria, VA 22314 12 PM or 3 PM

21641 Ridgetop Cir Sterling, VA 20166 12 PM, 2 PM, or 4 PM

Quincy Park 1021 N Quincy St Arlington, VA 22201 1 PM

Falls Church, VA 22042 Private address 1 PM

Ashburn, VA 20147 Private address 1 PM

2747 Duke St Alexandria, VA 22314 2 PM Spanish/Arabic-language

7428 Convair Dr Alexandria, VA 22306 2 PM

Peep's House 2404 Rosedown Dr Reston, VA 20191 2 PM

George Mason University 4400 University Dr Fairfax, VA 22030 3 PM

Columbia Pike Branch Library 816 S Walter Reed Dr First Floor Meeting Room Arlington, VA 22204 3:30 PM

Quincy Park 1021 N Quincy St Arlington, VA 22201 4:30 PM

Peep's House 2404 Rosedown Dr Reston, VA 20191 5 PM

Monday 3/2

Bernie Alexandria Office 1314 King St Alexandria, VA 22314 9 AM, 12 AM, 3 PM, or 6 PM Official Campaign Event

7428 Convair Dr Alexandria, VA 22306 9 AM

Amber's Townhouse 12941 Wood Cres Cir Herndon, VA 20171 9 AM, 12 PM, or 3 PM

7428 Convair Dr Alexandria, VA 22306 12 PM

Peep's House 2404 Rosedown Dr Reston, VA 20191 12 PM, 3 PM, or 6 PM

George Mason University 4400 University Dr Fairfax, VA 22030 3 PM

7428 Convair Dr Alexandria, VA 22306 3:30 PM

Tuesday 3/3

Peep's House 2404 Rosedown Dr Reston, VA 20191 7 AM, 10 AM, 1 PM, or 4 PM

Bernie Alexandria Office 1314 King St Alexandria, VA 22314 9 AM, 12 AM, or 3 PM Official Campaign Event

Glen & Jenny's House 5255 Colonel Johnson Ln Alexandria, VA 22304. 9 AM, 12 PM, or 3 PM

7428 Convair Dr Alexandria, VA 22306 9 AM

7428 Convair Dr Alexandria, VA 22306 12 PM

7428 Convair Dr Alexandria, VA 22306 3:30 PM

George Mason University Fairfax, VA 22030 3:30 PM

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TOMORROW Saturday, FEB 29 RECLAIM RENT CONTROL RALLY, 3:30-5:30 PM
DC's rent control laws are failing us. If the DC Council reauthorizes our current bare-bones legislation without adopting the Reclaim Rent Control platform, the DC Council will once again be voting against tenants. Join us and the Reclaim Rent Control coalition of 40+ organizations to show Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau what we really want—better, stronger rent control now! The event will be at 3435 Holmead Place NW, a rent-controlled building whose current conditions show just how inadequate our rent control laws are. Residents have been on rent strike since December against bad conditions (mice, bed bugs, mold) and bad management (UIP). CM Nadeau will get a tour from residents—let's rally with them to show her that her entire ward supports them and wants her to introduce a better bill, now!

--Stephanie B

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ATU Local 1764 reaches Tentative Agreement with Transdev at Fairfax Connector, averts strike

MDC DSA members have spent lots of solidarity time on the line with TransDev workers during their long strike. Here is the latest on the hiccup in the post-settlement negotiations, from ATU.

Fairfax, VA – Averting what would have been the second strike in less than three months, ATU Local 1764 has reached a tentative agreement with private contractor Transdev that covers the operators and maintenance workers at the Fairfax Connector. Their tentative agreement includes improvements to healthcare along with substantial wage increases.

“We are happy to report that we have reached a tentative agreement with Transdev that recognizes the hard work and commitment of our more than 600 bus drivers and maintenance workers,” said ATU International President John Costa. “I am proud of these workers and the solidarity, resolve and unity that they have shown during their December strike and the last few months, which was critical to securing the fair and just contract that they deserve.”

After almost three more months of fruitless contract negotiations with Transdev, the for-profit foreign corporation picked by the County to administer the Fairfax Connector service for a profit, more than 600 Fairfax Connector workers began to prepare for a second possible strike. This came after the Fairfax Connector workers' four-day strike last year against the multinational private transportation company as the strike by ATU Local 689 Transdev workers at WMATA’s Cinder Bed Road facility was taking place. During both strikes, the workers received strong support from riders, allies and elected officials.

“We’d like [to] thank our riders, union allies, community advocates and elected officials for their unwavering support since our fight for workplace justice and a fair contract began,” Costa continued. “This is a victory not only for our workers, but our riders and community. This shows that Together We Fight, Together We Win!”

Further details about the tentative agreement will be released following the vote by Local 1764 Fairfax Connector members.


ARTICLES FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE

>>Thoughts on managing the rigors of organizing strategy -- and sometimes our own passions -- when our side seems to be gaining. -- Gary Z.

>>A new book by socialist writers veteran and contemporary -- “We Own the Future” Reviewed by Bill Mosley

>>Our erstwhile DSA comrade Ben Ross, a longtime Maryland transit activist, outlines how the Hogan administration continues to lie about its “public private partnership” scam on proposed toll Interstates -- most lately snookering unions. A compilation from the Progressive Maryland BlogSpace and Maryland Matters.

In the Friday, March 6 Update watch for an article on the rich radical history of International Women’s Day, celebrated March 8 as we gather for our General Body Meeting.

BRIEFS

Next Labor Working Group meeting is TONIGHT (Friday FEB 28) at 6:30pm at 1616 P St NW, Suite 150. We'll be going over the Virginia labor law reform efforts, our organizing campaigns, get sorted with LWG tech tools and more. See MDC DSA calendar below.

Also, the fight for health justice in SE continues. Sign on to demand that the residents of SE DC get a new world class hospital and not some glorified urgent care center.

Further alert from the Labor WG: March 5th Safeway workers will take a strike vote. This could potentially lead to a region-wide strike of grocery workers, something that has not happened in quite a while. We will be gathering information of Labor Working Group and DSA members so we can gauge where our strengths are geographically to support the 20 stores in the immediate DC area. Sign up here for a store and if you are interested in being a "store captain" that will be the primary point of contact and the person who will orient DSA members on the picket line.  

The major sticking point is that Safeway, owned by Albertson's which is in turn owned by the blood-sucking hedge fund Cerberus, is refusing to fund the pension of these workers. All jobs deserve to be jobs you can retire on, and these workers have one of the best retirement plans in the area for retail workers. That can only be preserved through this struggle. Sign up so we know how many people we can count on to stand with UFCW members on the picket lines at Safeway. -- Sam N

LOCAL MDC DSA CONVENTION SCHEDULING QUESTION: At this past Tuesday’s Steering meeting discussion became concrete on whether we ought to move our chapter's biennial convention from October (its traditional month) to December (i.e., AFTER presidential election). How do comrades feel about that? Thus far no official motion has happened on this, we just want to test the waters. To register your feeling on this, post in the #steering Slack channel or email steering-all@mdcdsa.org --Zach E, secretary

Sat Feb. 29 Direct action training for Climate Strike/Shutdown DC work 1pm-4pm, Southeast Neighborhood Library, 403 7th St. SE, Washington DC (Eastern Market Metro) - We’ll cover the basics of organizing actions in small groups (affinity groups), moving in the streets together, how to plug in with the action framework, your legal rights and what to do if you’re arrested, and staying healthy and safe in the streets! More info and RSVP here: https://www.shutdowndc.org/post/direct-action-training

The next Migrant Justice research session is next Wednesday, March 4! We're meeting at CWA (501 3rd St NW) at 6:30PM. Over the next six months, we're targeting Deloitte, a consulting firm that has signed more than $250,000,000 in ICE/CBP contracts. At this meeting, we'll teach you how to research government contracts so we can find out exactly what services Deloitte provides ICE, and exactly who is profiting from the contracts. Bring your laptop/tablet.
-- Allison H


MDC DSA CALENDAR FOR MARCH AND APRIL

Friday FEB 28 | 6:30 PM
February Labor Working Group
1616 P St NW, 1616 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Join the Labor Working Group for updates on our Bust the Boss wage theft and organizing project, Virginia labor law reform, ride share organizing, Labor for Bernie updates, and upcoming solidarity!

Saturday FEB 29 | 12:30 PM
February 29 Get Out the Vote Canvass
As of 2/17, our plans for GOTV have changed slightly. First and most importantly: We’re encouraging folks to plug in where they can with the Bernie campaign’s Get Out the Vote efforts on 2/29! We’d love to help organize carpooling as well as host an afterparty for canvassers, phonebankers, and textbankers.  

Saturday FEB 29 | 3:30 PM
Brianne, Ward 1 Wants Better Rent Control!
3435 Holmead Pl NW, 3435 Holmead Pl NW, Washington, DC 20010
DC’s rent control laws are failing us. If the DC Council reauthorizes the current bare-bones legislation without adopting the Reclaim Rent Control platform, the DC Council will once again be voting against tenants. Join us and the Reclaim Rent Control coalition of 40+ organizations to show Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau what we really want—better, […]

Saturday FEB 29 | 5:00 PM
DSA 4 Bernie GOTV Happy Hour
Courthaus Social, 2300 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Join us at Courthaus Social at 5pm to celebrate all our hard work. Whether you canvassed, phonebanked, texted, flyered–you are part of the movement, and you deserve to celebrate! RSVP here: https://forms.gle/XESFmZ8xuvph94V58.

Sunday MAR 1 | 2:00 PM
MoCo DSA 🌹General Branch Meeting
Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Please join us for our March branch meeting at the Silver Spring library! We’ll discuss Bernie electoral work, international updates and more. Afterwards, we’ll adjourn to a local bar for a social hour.

Tuesday MAR 3 | 7:30 PM
DSA 4 Bernie Super Tuesday Watch Party
Penn Social, 801 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004
SUPER TUESDAY IS HERE. Everyone has put in so much work in preparation for this day–we’ve knocked doors every weekend in Virginia, we’ve phonebanked, donated, talked to our neighbors. And on March 3rd, we are going to celebrate our hard work by watching Senator Bernie Sanders sweep the nation.

Wednesday, MAR 4 | 6:30 PM
Migrant Justice Working Group research session
CWA, 501 3rd St NW, Washington, DC
Over the next six months, we're targeting Deloitte, a consulting firm that has signed more than $250,000,000 in ICE/CBP contracts. At this meeting, we'll teach you how to research government contracts so we can find out exactly what services Deloitte provides ICE, and exactly who is profiting from the contracts. Bring your laptop/tablet.

Friday MAR 6 | 8:00 PM
La Raza benefit concert for Migrant Shelter
SpaceyCloud Lounge, 2309 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
The Migrant Justice Working Group is hosting a benefit concert on March 6th to raise funds for a shelter that provides food, clothing, and medical attention to migrants in Tijuana.

Saturday MAR 7 | 3 - 6:00 PM
House Party/Fundraiser for Mckayla Wilkes
9210 Fowler Lane, Lanham, MD 20706
Follow RSVP for details. Meet MDC DSA’s endorsed progressive Democratic candidate in Maryland’s 5th Congressional District. Find out why so many MD progressive organizations have joined us in endorsing Mckayla.

Sunday MAR 8 | 3:00 PM
Metro DC DSA Monthly General Body Meeting
Friends Meeting of Washington, 2111 Florida Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008
The monthly meeting of the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America! The agenda will be distributed the week before the meeting.

Sunday MAR 8 | 1-2:30 PM
Rent Control Working Group meeting
Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011
The campaign to expand rent control here in D.C. is kicking into the next gear, and so is MDC DSA's part in it. Join the rent control working group from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Sunday, March 8 at the Petworth Library as we discuss strategies for the next steps in our fight to keep housing in D.C. affordable for all.

Tuesday MAR 10 | 7:00 PM
Steering Committee Meeting
Institute for Policy Studies, 1301 Connecticut Ave NW #600, Washington, DC 20036
Meeting of the Metro DC DSA Steering Committee. All members are welcome to attend. Follow link for info on remote access and getting on the agenda.

Thursday MAR 19 | 6:30 PM
March Disability Justice Working Group Meeting
The Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009
Please join us for the March Disability Justice Working Group meeting March 19th at 6:30 in the Festival Center. We will be discussing upcoming events and campaigns.

Monday MAR 23 | 6:30-8:30 PM
Socialist Night School: What is Socialism?
Mt. Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20010
We’ll be exploring: What is capitalism? What is socialism? How does what DSA does help us get there? How can you get involved (or more involved) in DSA? While everyone is welcome, this session is designed for newer members and those who are relatively new to socialism.

Tuesday MAR 24 | 7:00 PM
Steering Committee Meeting
Remote via Zoom, follow link for details. All members are welcome to attend. Follow link for info on remote access and getting on the agenda.

Wednesday MAR 25 | 7:00 PM
NOVA Branch DSA 🌹 Organizing Meeting
Aurora Hills Branch Library, 735 18th St S, Arlington, VA 22202
Welcome to our monthly NOVA DSA organizing and planning meeting. Please take a minute to read our short, brief, not very long, sort-of-illustrated NOVA DSA Socialist Meeting Participation Guidelines. We will be welcoming new members and continue discussing planning for our current actions and campaigns including support for DSA endorsed candidates (including Bernie Sanders).

Sunday APR 5 | 2:00 PM
MoCo DSA 🌹General Branch Meeting
Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Please join us for our April branch meeting at the Silver Spring library. We’ll discuss housing justice, worker cooperatives, democracy and more. Afterwards, we’ll adjourn to a local bar for a social hour. See you then!

Sunday APR 12 | 3:00 PM
Metro DC DSA Monthly General Body Meeting
TENTATIVE - Friends Meeting of Washington, 2111 Florida Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008
The monthly meeting of the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America! The agenda will be distributed the week before the meeting.

INFO ACCESS

Publication Schedule: Four Friday Updates are scheduled for March -- March 6, 13, 20 and 27. The April issue of the Washington Socialist monthly newsletter will be emailed Friday, April 3. Article deadline for that issue is Saturday, March 28. April Fools articles will be considered. Just considered.

Like all our working groups, the Pubs WG needs pitch-in from members: writing on subjects close to our socialist hearts (including what your WG/caucus/campaign has been doing or plans to do); editing, design, creating ‘zines and one-off flyers for our work, and doing website work to keep our MDC DSA profile dynamic. So fill out our contributor’s form and we’ll be in touch. We need your help to spread socialist ideas and news about the chapter’s work.

FAQ

>How many newsletters, updates and articles have we published? Articles on what topics?

Check our Index here.

>What does the MDC DSA local chapter do, week in and week out?

See our working groups, caucuses and campaigns in the DMV here.

> What can I find out from MDC DSA Slack and how do I join?

Many of our campaigns, working groups and caucuses keep the conversation going between meetings on our MDC DSA Slack platform. If you are a DSA member in good standing and aren’t on our Slack you may not be getting the full picture about the rich array of activities suggested above in the chapter structure link. To get on Slack, use the email by which DSA knows you and request access from admin@mdcdsa.org


EVENTS FROM OUR ALLIES IN THE DMV

February 28- March 8
"The Moment Was Now"
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 811 Cathedral St., Baltimore, MD 21201
This acclaimed musical returns to weekend engagements. Set in post-civil war Baltimore during the period of Reconstruction, “a moment when America almost did the right thing.” Written by longtime organizer Gene Bruskin, focused on the impassioned search for unity among the dynamic leaders of powerful movements, at a meeting convened by Frederick Douglass. Click here to buy tickets. Running between February 28- March 1 and March 6- 8. Information about group ticket discounts and student prices at themomentwasnow@gmail.com .  

Friday FEB 28- 29
“Sweat”
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA 22124
Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer-Prize winning play about factory workers facing rumors of a lay-off. Union talk-back after the Friday performance. Info and Friday or Saturday tickets: https://uucf.org/events/sweat/

Saturday FEB 29 | 1 - 4:00 PM
All Hands On Deck DC! Part 1
300 A St NE, Washington, DC 20002-5938
Hosted by LinkUp and Brookland Manor/Brentwood Village Residents Association. First of a multi-part event series aimed at educating, organizing and mobilizing to end mass incarceration and displacement. Moderated by Krystal Glass.

Tuesday MAR 3 | 6- 8:00 PM
Book Event: The Young Lords: A Radical History

Busboys & Poets, 450 K Street NW Washington, DC 20001
Talk and book signing with author Johanna Fernández about the rise and fall of the street gang turned political organization that led predominantly poor and working-class Puerto Rican youth to confront race, class inequality, and US foreign policy.

Wednesday MAR 4 | 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Current Movements Presents: Crime & Punishment

Eaton DC, 1201 K St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Hosted by Current Movements and Stop Police Terror Project DC. A film screening & panel discussion looking at stop and frisk and the impact of state violence on Black communities.

Thursday MAR 5 | 9:30 AM
Pack the MPD Oversight Hearing
John A. Wilson Building, Washington DC 20004
Hosted by Black Lives Matter DC
The Committee on the Judiciary & Public Safety will hold a Performance Oversight Hearing. MPD (Chief Newsham) testifies. Show up and be heard.

Thursday MAR 5 | 6- 8:00 PM
Right to Housing Committee Meeting
ONE DC 614 S St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Join the Right to Housing Committee to discuss our tenant rights, and build power to fight displacement and gain community control of land and housing for low-wage, long-standing Washingtonians. For more info, email pgregoire@onedconline.org or call 202-232-2915.

Sunday, MAR 8 | 2- 4:00 PM
Prince George’s County Our Revolution
New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Roosevelt Center, Greenbelt, MD
Monthly meeting to discuss current actions and events.

Wednesday MAR 11 | 8- 9:30 PM
A Black Queer Feminist Lens Gets Us All Free
A SURJ Webinar Hosted by Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
Join Charlene Carruthers, a strategist, writer and leading community organizer in today’s movement for Black liberation, for a conversation with SURJ. The call will highlight the importance of applying a Black queer feminist lens to all of our movement work, including the work of SURJ. Highlights the importance of applying a Black queer feminist lens to all of our movement work, including the work of SURJ during National Women’s History Month.

Friday MAR 13 | 8- 10:00 PM
Stump for McKayla!: A Trivia Night Fundraiser for McKayla Wilkes
The Dew Drop Inn DC 2801 8th St NE, Washington, DC 20017
McKayla Wilkes is running for Congress to make sure Maryland's 5th Congressional District is represented by someone who stands with the people for Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, a Homes Guarantee, Decarceration and more! On Friday, March 13th at 8PM at the Dew Drop Inn in DC, join Current Affairs podcast host Pete Davis for a trivia night fundraiser to benefit her campaign.

Saturday MAR 14 | 2- 5:00 PM
ONE DC Annual Membership Meeting
Thurgood Marshall Center, 1816 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20009  
We are pleased to invite you to the ONE DC 2020 Annual Membership Meeting. The Meeting is a space for members to guide the vision of ONE DC. The agenda will include: elections for open seats on the ONE DC Shared Leadership Team; overview of our 2019 wins & outcomes and goals for 2020; community learning exercises on Shared Leadership; and financial updates. Contact organizer@onedconline.org (or 202-232-2915) for more information.

Tuesday, March 17 | 6- 8:00 PM
Bread and Roses: “We Were There”
Busboys and Poets, 235 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012
In celebration of Women’s History Month, local labor activists will bring the history of the struggles of women workers to life featuring members of the DC Labor Chorus. Part of the DC LaborFest's ongoing monthly Bread & Roses series. Free to attend, but RSVP here.

Monday, MAR 30 | 1- 3:00 PM
Monthly Restaurant Worker Meet-Up
Second Floor, 1100 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009
Hosted by Restaurant Opportunities Center of Washington DC. A space for restaurant workers to come together over a warm meal, so that we can share stories & grievances, build solidarity and build our power so we can shift the industry into one where all workers can thrive. Questions, info: Sophia.m@rocunited.org.

Wednesday APR 1| 5- 6:30 PM
Sheriffs, White Supremacy & Organizing for Collective Liberation  
Hosted by Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
Conversation about the role of sheriffs in upholding white supremacy and the strategic need to run local campaigns that can hold them accountable, or kick them out of office in our work for collective liberation.

Tuesday APR 14 | 7- 9:00 PM
Settler Colonialism/Ableism & Disability Justice/ Decolonization

Georgetown University, 3700 O St NW, Washington, DC 20057
Hosted by Georgetown University’s Disability Studies Program event series.
This will be a workshop with and discussion facilitated by Jen Deerinwater, Najma Johnson, Dustin P. Gibson, and Azza A. Altiraifi.   This event is part of Georgetown University's Disability Studies Program event series.

Wednesday APR 22 - MAY 1
Earth Day to May Day #ShutDownDC
Hosted by Shut Down DC-Climate Strike Washington, DC and 5 others.
Youth Leading on Climate Take aim at the interlocking systems that are creating the crises our communities are suffering from and build a collaborative framework for a healthier, more just and more sustainable world. Throughout the week of April 27th we’ll shut down business as usual with disruptive actions each day, culminating in a mass mobilization that brings the nation’s capital to a halt on May 1.

Friday MAY 15 | 6:00 PM
NoVA Tribute to Labor Dinner
Sheraton Tysons, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Tysons 22182.

Awards and tributes; Music by the Dave Marsh band. Follow link for details and RSVP


GOOD READS

Ownership Futures: Toward Democratic Public Ownership in the 21st Century
Feb 11, 2020 - The Next System Project
The Next System Project announces an exercise in building out models for Democratic Public ownership of key infrastructure. What does a system that democratically owns things such as digital infrastructure, data and platforms, intellectual property and land/natural resources?

Why Are Workers Struggling? Because Labor Law Is Broken
Feb 19, 2020 - New York Magazine
Being circulated in several national DSA listservs, including North Star Caucus. "There’s little pressure for corporations to accede to labor’s demands when Trump has hamstrung enforcement”  

Renewable energy could power the world by 2050
Feb 16, 2020 - Climate News Network - Paul Brown
From Climate News Network via the Popular Resistance newsletter. Could renewable energy power the world’s electrical grid by 2050? This is the consensus reached in 47 peer-reviewed research papers brought together by Stanford University in California.

Tenant Attorney Will Merrifield Wants to Rout out Developer Influence at the Wilson Building
Feb 12, 2020 - Washington City Paper - Andrew Giamberone
A candidate to look out for. Tenant Attorney Will Merrifield is running for District Council’s At-Large Seat. Merrifield is anchoring his platform around a jobs and infrastructure program that would train residents and build “housing that eliminates the profit motive.” Anybody could apply for a unit, and any excess profits at the end of the year would be recycled back into public programs.

The next grocery strike is knocking on Safeway and Giant's door
Feb 22, 2020 - Salon - Hamilton Nolan
National coverage of the local (where Giant workers have found agreement, Safeway workers still maintain their strike threat.  

How Bernie Won the Las Vegas Strip
Feb 26, 2020 - Jacobin Magazine - Meagan Day
Great news from Nevada last week provides us all for a good case-study in organizing and solidifying political coalitions. Thoughts to consider as the primaries March into our own back-yard.

Who’s who in Bernie’s Washington
Feb 25, 2020 - Washingtonian - Benjamin Wofford
A review of Bernie’s campaign staff and organizing structure.